Posted on November 27th, 2013
Here are a couple more houses around the region that look so good from the sidewalk:
First up is this home, owned by Bobbi and Brad Williams. And here’s what sets it apart — in the owners’ words:
History. “We belong to the house more than the house belongs to us. We feel blessed to be part of its history; it was here long before us and will be here hopefully long after us,” Bobbi said.
Aura. “The house has a warm feel; everyone loves spending time here,” she said.
Uniqueness. “I love its charm and its character. It has quirky things about it like any old home does, but we’ve grown to love all its quirks,” Bobbi said. “We just try to keep it in the state that it should be kept in and enjoy it for the time it is ours.”
And next is this cottage, owned by Christina Phillips, who pointed out her favorite details too:
Secrets. “I have a few secret passageways, and it is even haunted by the home’s original owner and his wife,” she said.
Updates. Phillips said the white picket fence is new, and the garage, which was once only usable for a horse and buggy, got a new door.
Red, white and blue. “I had a local painter, Blaine Moore, custom paint the fish-scale gables and the porch. You can tell that it’s a patriotic home, and every year from Memorial Day until the evening of Sept. 11 I put traditional bunting on the front porch,” Phillips said. “I just had my grandfather’s flagpole moved from his old home to mine, and there will soon be an American flag once flown over the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., flying over my home each day.”
Thanks to these homeowners for sharing their houses with us. If you’ve seen a place we should feature, send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org
-Photos by Jenny Losee